Friday, April 17, 2015

Friday Flourish: The Forgotten Web

Happy Friday Everyone!

I don't know about all of you, but I'm very ready for the weekend. Also a vacation:) Before I get to enjoy some much-needed time off though, I'm excited to share with all of you another of my recent cover designs!

While I thoroughly enjoyed my ten years as a wedding stationer, the designs after a while became something I could produce by rote simply due to the fact that though the brides' tastes varied, overall the final pieces still needed to look like wedding invitations. What I love so much about cover design work is the utterly unique challenge each and every project presents, and when author Sara C. Snider came to me with a description of The Forgotten Web I may or may not have done an embarrassing happy-designer dance.

There were so many elements to Sara's story we could have chosen to highlight on the cover, but what immediately took form in my head after reading her design memo was a single feather interlaced with spiderwebs, and after only a few changes it became the final cover. While the web makes obvious sense given the title, you'll just have to read to find out the significance of the feather ;-) Hope you like it as much as we do!

THE FORGOTTEN WEB


Robin's simple life is changed forever when a young Weaver named Fauwen accidentally unravels his existence and traps him in her own strange world. Refusing to accept his disastrous fate, Robin convinces Fauwen to use blood magic to weave his life anew.

But that which is unwoven can never be redone, and a life borne of blood carries a terrible price. Robin returns to a darkened world where shifting memories and tenuous realities threaten to tear apart the fabric of his sanity.

Find Sara & The Forgotten Web:


You can find more of my cover design work at Seedlings Design Studio!   

45 comments:

  1. Another gorgeous piece, Jenny! Please share your talent. <3 I love the colors and the gorgeous feather in the back! Bonus points to that eerie font. ;)

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    1. Thank you so much Aimee! *smushes you* I'm madly in love with that font:)

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  2. Oh nice! It's a really intriguing one there!

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  3. Personally I do like covers with more stuff on it (like people in hoods, haha). But looking aside..very pretty, I love the web touching the letters part. It's eerie

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  4. You just had to write the V word, didn't you? Tired is my middle name these days. But the cover, Jenny! Wow. It kind of left me speechless, which isn't that easy to do. Amazing job as always, my friend.

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    1. I did Maja, I did. I'm very ready for vacation! And thank you, I love how this turned out:)

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  5. Okay, that's pretty cool. I love the webbing and how it connects to the title and the feather. I'm totally curious what the dang feather means now though.

    And I think you should post a video of your happy dance.

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    1. Glad I could pique your curiosity Christy! And I will never post a video of my happy dance, it's much too embarrassing ;-)

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  6. What an amazing cover!! It's gorgeous and disquieting too!! I love the feather intermixed with the webs!

    And hooray for vacation time! I cannot wait for the second half of May when I'm getting some vacation time!

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    1. Thank you so much Pili, that's definitely what I was going for!

      *high five on vacations*

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  7. What an awesome cover, Jenny! I absolutely love the font of the title and the web. Brilliant! I can't wait to see what you come up with next. Also, have a great time on vacation. Can't wait to see your pics!

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  8. Oh what a beautiful cover, Jenny! How do you even do it?! Seriously, you're a star!
    I especially love that font and those white webs. BEAUTIFUL!
    Have a lovely weekend, Jenny! And wohoo for a vacation!

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    1. THANK YOU!!!! This was a really fun one:)

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  9. Thank you so much for the cover, Jenny, and for featuring it on your blog! You make magic happen. And I love that you did a happy-designer dance, because I did an embarrassing hand-flapping excited-dance when you came back with your suggestion. It was, and is, perfect. :)

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    1. You're so very welcome Sara, thank YOU for letting me a part of your publishing process:)

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  10. Another stunning cover! So talented my dear!

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  11. So, so gorgeous--I looove the color scheme of this one. I wish more covers were this color, to be honest. Amazing job, as always, Jenny, and thanks for sharing! I continue to be blown away by your talent!

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    1. Yes! I haven't done many red covers, so it was a fun color scheme to work with:)

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  12. It's FANTASTIC!!! You are mind-blowingly talented! Wow...

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    1. Thank you so much Ramona! I couldn't love working on covers more:)

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  13. So ready for the weekend too Jenny, this has been a long and tiring week for some reason. :( I hope you have a wonderful weekend and some time off. ;)

    But first, WOW! What a gorgeous cover! I love the detail but also the simplicity of it as well. I know, that totally contradicted itself but whatever, this is fabulous! Wonderful job!

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    1. Yes it has! Time off for the win:)

      So glad you love it Ali, I'm thrilled with how it came together!

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  14. Wow this is beautiful!! I love what you did with the concept, it's such a striking image and the colors are lovely! Thanks for sharing, this sounds really cool!

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  15. This is stunning, Jenny!! I love it when you share you art with us, not only do I get to see your talented work, but I discover new authors to checkout as well. You've hooked me, lol. I need to know the significance of the feather now. *Off to Goodreads to hunt this title down.*
    Have a wonderful weekend, Jenny :)

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    1. Yay! Glad I could add Sara to your list of must-read authors Kim:)

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  16. Very pretty Jenny. Eye catching for sure. I am intrigued. Enjoy your vacation and have a wonderful weekend.

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  17. Wow, another gorgeous cover! I LOVE the colors and I love the uniqueness. Your covers always stand out!

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    1. Thanks so much Candace! I pat myself on the back for making the switch to designing covers every day ;-) I just love it.

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  18. Yes I love. I want to read it just based on the cover. I'm serious... I would totally pick it up!

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  19. As usual, you do amazing work. I want to write a million times faster so I can have you do all the covers in my upcoming series. ;)

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    1. I CAN'T WAIT FOR YOUR NEW SERIES AMANDA!

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  20. EEEEEEP wonderful as always, Jenny! I love how haunting and dark the cover is with the freaky spider webs and that glorious feather! <3

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  21. Oh you were a wedding stationer? That's pretty cool, although I do agree that creativity is a bit limited. I can always spot wedding stationary a mile away!

    I really like this cover. It's simple so your eyes are drawn to the typgraohy immediately!

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  22. Another gorgeous cover! Seriously, the next time I see a book cover that needs a redo, I will not hesitate to shoot an email to the author and refer them to you. Because, damn. Some of those covers need a lot of help. *shudders*

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  23. I like how the feather also has webs on it and how the bits of feather (whatever they're called) are split and broken. Awesome, Jenny! love that you've found this outlet for your creative self!! :)

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  24. I can see how book cover design would excite you so much - it really gives you an opportunity to play with your creativity! Now, for someone like me who is not especially creative, this would be daunting. But for someone like you? This is definitely your calling! You are so talented!!

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  25. JENNY! You make the prettiest covers! You have an excellent eye (I totally didn't catch those animals in the splatter on the KILL BAXTER cover) and it always shows in your covers ;)

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